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Somewhere exotic but cheap flights?

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Howmanysleepstilchristmas Mon 02-Oct-17 16:42:21

Any suggestions for exotic destinations for 2 adults and 4dc? Flights seem to cost £4k for all of us to Vietnam etc, which is too much. Anywhere similar but cheaper to get to?

dontcallmethatyoucunt Mon 02-Oct-17 21:26:54

We went recently to Cuba. Traveling on our own, staying in Casa Particulars (family homes) and then 5 days in a resort at the end. It was brilliant. For 2 weeks total cost (school holiday flights) £7k. Not quite the same as Vietnam, but a country of contrasts. We went to Havana, valle de Vinales, bay of pigs, Trinidad, Varadero.

dontcallmethatyoucunt Mon 02-Oct-17 21:28:50

Total cost being everything, not just the flights, but car hire, accommodation, fuel, food.

minipie Mon 02-Oct-17 21:36:37

Thailand or India should be cheaper as more direct flights. Morocco?

Dumplinghead Mon 02-Oct-17 22:05:10

We got flights with Singapore Airlines to Bali next year for £430 Each. Very reasonable for accommodation and cheap as chips when you get there!

Howmanysleepstilchristmas Mon 02-Oct-17 23:11:28

Cuba sounds great. I like the country of contrasts idea.
Does anyone know how much it'll have recovered from the hurricane? Don't mean to sound heartless, but have always wanted to go there and worry not much may be left.

dontcallmethatyoucunt Tue 03-Oct-17 09:26:23

Try Trip Advisor forums, they will know.

The south was fine I think, but Havana and Varadero might have some issues.

2014newme Tue 03-Oct-17 13:15:55

Mexico
Jungles, snorkeling with turtles, zip wires, ruins, temples, centres etc

fuzzyduck1 Sun 08-Oct-17 22:55:20

Off to Cuba in 3 weeks I’ll let you know if we’ve got a hotel to stay in when we get there.

LapdanceShoeshine Sun 08-Oct-17 23:04:46

DD & her boyfriend have just come back from 4 weeks in Sri Lanka - flights via Dubai with Emirates were c £450 each, & Sri Lanka looks bloody amazing!

They mostly stayed in guesthouses, which were pretty cheap, & had 3 nights at the end in a fantastic luxury beachside hotel for £75 per night (dunno if that was each or for both)

Depends when you'd want to go though as they have a proper rainy season apparently.

LapdanceShoeshine Sun 08-Oct-17 23:07:32

Oh, & another bonus of Sri Lanka is that virtually all the people, everywhere, are stunningly nice, friendly & honest. (They travelled quite extensively in SE Asia last summer & that wasn't the same...)

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